Beautiful Ride + You're Sublime - Global Design Project Theme Challenge #GDP019

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I am playing along with the Global Design Project Theme Challenge #gdp019. This week the Theme is 'LOVE'. The Design Team have some gorgeous creations and there is plenty of time for you to join in too. You can check the Schedule here
With Valentine's Day not too far away, my creation is a bit outside the square. I have definitely followed the brief re: Love, but I have another reason for the theme...
My love is the 'Beautiful Ride' Stampset in the Occasions Catalogue alongside my love for the 'You're Sublime' stampset in the Annual Catalogue. (I was cleaning the house and this little combo of the car & caravan popped into my head!) I also love watercolouring with Aquapens, and I love Pool Party. And I also love Stand Up Paddle Boarding - which we have been doing a lot of lately.
I heat embossed the hearts using Versamark and White Embossing Powder. And then I watercoloured; using the the ink from the Classic Stampin' Pads. I smooshed the inkpad and lid together and when you open the lid the ink is sitting in the middle. Using an Aquapen wet down the Watercolour Paper, pick up some colour with your Aquapen and start colouring. I started with the Daffodil Delight, then added Soft Sky blending the two colours together in the top left corner. Adding the Pool Party then Lost Lagoon. Set aside to dry completely or if you are in a hurry you can use your Heat Tool to speed up the drying process.
And on the inside is the lovely sentiment 'Life is a Beautiful Ride' with a layer of Washi Tape from the 'Everyday Chic' Designer Washi Tape. This pattern amongst the Washi Tape reminds me of a print from a car tyre.

Hold on, I had another idea, and this one is a Wedding card...
I stamped the car image onto the 'Hearts' pattern from the 'Everyday Chic' Designer Series Paper. Snipping out the car, I added the highlights of tyres, side mirror, bumper, tail lights and handle using Smoky Slate and the windows in Soft Sky - yes, all fussy cut and adhered. And so is the luggage!
The sentiment is 'Love Bug' but I added an 'S' from one of the other stamps in the set. Being a wedding card, the 'Love Bugs' surrounded by hearts is a perfect finish, and the layer of another pattern from the 'Everyday Chic' Washi Tape is a bunch of kisses.

My 2 boys love to craft and we had a friend over for some crafty fun. I asked each of them; 'What is the first thing you think of when I say the word "Love"?'
My eldest (7) said 'Birds in a tree and a love heart'. Our friend (7) said 'Cupcakes' and my youngest (6) said 'Crocodiles'. And here are their creations with inky fingers and all!

Thankyou for visiting my blog. I hope you had fun looking at my creations? I love reading and replying to your comments, so don't forget to leave me something to read. See you all next week. D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Beautiful Ride & 'Love Bugs' creations. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store. While you are there you can check out the NEW Occasions Catalogue, Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack. Have fun shopping. 
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8 comments on "Beautiful Ride + You're Sublime - Global Design Project Theme Challenge #GDP019"
  1. Close the front door!! These are just too stinkin ca-ute Denita!! I love your fun take on this weeks challenge. The watercolour backgrounds are beautifully subtle. Love everything about these cards. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us again Denita!

    1. Hi Paula! Thankyou for your lovely comment. (I laughed out loud when I read it) And I love your ever so encouraging comments on my posts every week. D x

  2. These cards are so adorable. I just love all the details you have thought of. The watercolor background and little hears on the first long card really make it for me. Not to mention how you have combined these to stamp sets!!! I will be caseing these cards...

    1. Thankyou Jennifer. I am honoured that you would CASE my cards - can't wait to see what you create! D x

  3. Denita - your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Great watercoloring and snipping. Perfect! Love the cards from your kids, too. How sweet is that? Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Love Theme challenge at the Global Design Project.

    1. Thankyou Brian. Yes, the kids have been on School Holidays and we have many a crafty day. D x

  4. Love these watercolor washes and your coloring is gorgeous. Also...Totally cute projects by the little ones. I'm thinking this a great idea to entertain my nephew. Thanks for sharing with Global Design Project.

  5. Your blog is beautiful! This is my first visit! Your cards are amazing! I am off to follow you - xoxoxo


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